RPE Scholar Cohort

RPE Postdoctoral Fellows

Over the five-year grant period, UVA will hire 30 Race, Place, and Equity Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates across a variety of schools and disciplines  to advance research, creative practice, and teaching related to race, justice, and equity. Fellows will carry out transformative, cross-disciplinary research; contribute to the understanding of the legacy of racial inequity using place-based methodologies for research or artistic expression; and strengthen existing initiatives that address issues of race, justice, and equity, particularly in North America.

Participating schools at UVA include the College of Arts and Sciences (Rising Scholars program), School of Education and Human Development, McIntire School of Commerce, School of Architecture, School of Law, School of Data Science, and the Frank Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. RPE Postdoctoral Fellows will thus be part of a larger, university-wide cohort dedicated to place-based investigations of race and equity through different disciplines and methodologies.

The program aims to train the next generation of scholars for future tenure-track positions at UVA or elsewhere. Postdoctoral Fellows selected under this program will be appointed for two years (subject to annual review) and will carry out research, teaching and professional development activities directed toward securing a tenure-track position.  In addition to benefiting from mentorship within departments, Fellows will join a university-wide cohort for additional career development programs and mentorship opportunities.   

Postdoctoral Cohorts